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of virginia, and both president obama and mitt romney are claiming they have enough votes to when the weight house -- the white house. polls have just closed in pennsylvania, in michigan, missouri, illinois, massachusetts, in maine and north dakota, and the latest projections showed president obama winning vt., while mitt romney has won georgia, indiana, kentucky, west virginia, and south carolina, they say. abc news is reporting joe manchin is reported to win reelection against the republican businessmen. that is what we know so far, and, yes, the networks have also called vermont for president obama. in a moment, we are going to go to vermont. they have also called the race for governor, and peter there will return it -- retain his governorship, and also, independent senator bernie sanders of vermont has won reelection. a longtime labor, racial justice, an activist and columnist, the founder of the black radical congress, this is going to be a a long evening, bill. what are you looking for tonight, and what have you observed so far? >> well, what i have observed and what worries me are the
obama. >> it's time to get back to work. >> hatred and racism explode following the president's reelection. eric dyson puts it all into perspecti perspective. >>> and bill clinton may have saved president obama's second term. darrell hammen tells us how he did it. >> he's the only democratic nominee for president. >> good to have you with us. thanks for watching. president obama stepped out to talk about the economy today. he reminded america that there was an election on tuesday and the people have spoken. the president spoke from the east room of the white house surrounded by middle class americans. he's ready to lead on fiscal challenges facing this country. >> the american people voted for action. not politics as usual. you elected us to focus on your jobs, not ours. and in that spirit, i have invited leaders of both parties to the white house next week so we can start to build consensus around the challenges that we can only solve together. >> no heavy hand, no arrogance whatsoever. if there's one word to sum up the president's presentation today, it's this. consistent. t
>>> tomorrow night, i'll talk to senator john mccain with his battle with president obama over benghazi. that's all for us. that's all for us. "ac 360" starts now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >> good evening. >>> we start every night like we always do "keeping them honest." we begin tonight looking for facts not offering opinions or trying to play favorites. not supporting democrats or republicans. you can find that on plenty of other cable channels. just finding the truth, finding the facts. tonight the focus on what played out in washington today. two foes back at it again. the battle over benghazi, the attack that killed four americans. senator mccain has maintained either white house negligence or a cover up. today sep tor mccain took it a step further saying that because of susan rice's narrative role following the attacks, he and senator mccain would block any effort to promote ms. rice to secretary of state, should hillary clinton leave that post. president obama took the opportunity to fire back directly at the senator. >> if senators mccain and graham and oth
. ♪ >> on fox news watch, i hear you have some questions for me. >> president obama on his first post election news conference taking on tough issues and tough questions from the white house press. >> congratulations, by the way, i've never seen you lose. >> well, maybe not such tough questions, but i did get testy when asked about the white house spin and the benghazi terror attack. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >> the president of the united states did not tell the american people the truth about the attacks that took four grave americans' lives that went on for eight, seven hours for which we were totally unprepared. >> how did the media handle this showdown? a new scandal involving now former cia director general petraeus and an extramarital affair, a florida socialite, a bare chested fbi agent and is this a concern or a washington smoke screen? >> i don't think anyone on either side of the aisle underestimates the difficulties. >> both sides work to gain the high ground in dealing with the looming fiscal cliff, but t
game surge for president obama polling ahead by three points. will it put him over the top, or does governor romney have another move? let's begin with white house correspondent jake tapper leading us off from iowa. he's there traveling with the president. jake? >> reporter: good evening, diane. president obama accompanied by his top aides and bruce springsteen hopscotched across battleground states today. the key ones that his campaign feels will deliver him a re-election. they are wisconsin, iowa and ohio where the president's national political career all began. slightly ahead in our abc news/"washington post" national tracking poll, president obama is ending his very last day of campaigning having enlisted the help of celebrity musician friends. >> that's not a bad way to bring it home, with the boss. >> reporter: the day began with springsteen's obama 2012 campaign song. ♪ let's vote for the man who got osama forward away we go ♪ >> reporter: even though that was interrupted by spring teen project i projecting acknowledgement of liberal and progressive anxiety. >> the first
. >> bill: i am not defending president obama. he having a press conference on wednesday so obviously this is going to be huge. i hope libya is, too. i'm not sure they're lying about anything at this juncture. >> let me lay it out for you. >> bill: what? >> this is beautifully engineered. to make sure the president was unstained by all of this that he can say i didn't know anything but gee dave, thanks for your service, bye bye. so though we know eric holder knew, the attorney general, he did not tell the one man who needed to be hold. i'm talking about crammer. he didn't tell the director of national intelligence about that. petraeus's boss. he's the guy that needed to know. why didn't they tell clapper? he's got a lot resting there. he knows he has to keep intelligence system clean. he would have insisted that petraeus go immediately that. would have been a distraction during the campaign. >> if i'm the president, as soon as i learn my cia chief is under investigation for a compromising situation, it's not just after yairks computer was used by people. i have him take a leave of ab
pizza. 48 days until the biggest tax hike in the history of the planet earth. president obama put labor and local interest groups to who knows what. senate minority leader had the perfect response on the senate floor today please take a lis ebb. >> the amount of revenue that they are prepared to put usual over the cliff over wouldn't fund the government for one week. so why in the world would we want to do that? what is the point? to make people feel good about whacking somebody else. >> so what is your answer to what mitch mcconnel said? go after rich people. why do it at all? >> it is good to be with you. i think that the minority leader seems to have a math problem. ending the tax cuts for the rich is worth $1 trillion. i think our government spends a little less than $1 trillion. most people think it is $800 billion. this is a ten-year number. you are $80 billion a year. and this is a outside reach. a lot of guys like myself think you are not going to get it. let me ask you this, david, we have a weak economy, i know jobs are growing but they are growing weekly. what sense does it m
>> this week on the journal, editorial report, president obama's fuzzy math. he says closing the loophole isn't enough and that the tax rates must go up for top earners. does he really want to avoid the coming tax cliff? plus, the petraeus scandal further muddies the benghazi probe. was the account of this in any way related to his affair. and the u.s. on track to be be the largest oil producer, but will the obama administration let it happen or turn an oil boom into a bust? welcome to the journal editorial report, i'm paul gigot. headed into friday, fiscal cliff talks with congressional leaders, president obama gave us a hit list of his negotiations strategies, repeating his intention to immediately raise tax rates on top earners. >> when it comes to the top 2%, what i'm not going to do is to extend further a tax cut for folks who don't need it which would cost close to a trillion dollars and it's very difficult to see how you make up that trillion dollars if we're serious about deficit reduction, just by closing loopholes and deductions. the math tends not to work. >> paul:
. president obama was in new york city serving damage from hurricane sandy alongside new york governor andrew cuomo and new york city mayor michael bloomberg. in the immediate aftermath of the storm the president spent time in new jersey alongside governor chris christie. mayor bloomberg specifically asked the president to please not come to new york city at that time, so the logistics and security arrangements around his visit wouldn't get in the way of the immediate recovery effort. but now with two weeks or so gone by, the president today announced that he is putting a cabinet official, housing secretary, in charge of the federal level of the rebuilding efforts after the storm. and he made that announcement from hard-hit staten island. >> during difficult times like this, we're reminded that we're bound together. and we have to look out for each other. and a lot of the things that seem important, the petty differences melt away and we focus on what binds us together and that we as americans are going to stand with each other in their hour of need. we're going to have to put some of the tur
obama's reelection was settled at about 11:15 p.m. eastern last tuesday, the election overall is still underway in some parts of the country, including one place where it appears to have mostly just broken down with a bunch of federal level races still undecided. and the state in question is not florida for once. important updates coming up there including what may be a deconcession by a democrat who previously thought he had lost in a big important u.s. senate race. that's all ahead. >>> but we have to begin with breaking news out of washington. "the washington post" is reporting tonight that president obama is considering massachusetts senator john kerry as his new secretary of defense. that's right, defense. putting the decorated veteran and former presidential candidate in charge at the pentagon and not at the state department, as had been widely speculated. "the washington post" is sourcing its reporting to unnamed senior administration officials. senator kerry is also not commenting tonight. if senator kerry does move to the cabinet for defense or any other post, there will be an
. president obama is giving a press conference about this so-called fiscal cliff and the grand bargain, etc. as he's doing that and giving a you will these different statements there is good news. he told folks in a meeting of progressives yesterday. i am not going to bubble. i said in 2010 that i'm going to do this once, and i meant it. that's in regards to the bush tax cuts that continue that he continued in 2010. >> respectfully sir why should the american people and the republicans believe that you won't cave in again this time. >> obama: well, two years ago the economy was in a different situation. what i said at the time is what i meant, which is this was an one-time proposition. >> cenk: so there you go, the bush tax cuts for the rich are going away, no question. yeah here comes the bad news. later in that answer he did have a lot of caveat. let's watch that. >> obama: i think we can simplify our tax system, make it more efficient eliminate loopholes and deductions that have a distorting affect on our economy. i believe that we have to continue to take a serious look at how we reform
. >> bill: i'm not defending president obama because i really don't know what his -- he is having a press conference by the way on wednesday. obviously this is going to be huge. i hope libya is, too. i'm not sure that they are lying about anything at this juncture. maybe they are. >> let me lay it out for you. >> bill: go ahead. >> okay. now, this was beautifully engineered because they are very good political operatives to make sure the president was unstained by all of this. that he could say oh, i didn't know anything but gee, dave, thanks for your service to the country, bye-bye. what they do is even though we know eric holder knew, the attorney general, he did not tell the one man who needed to be told. >> bill: nobody believes he didn't tell him. >> no. i'm talking about jim clapper. i'm talking about clapper now. he didn't tell the director of national intelligence about this, petraeus' boss, even though he is the guy who needed to negotiation why didn't they tell clapper? >> bill: i don't know. >> clapper has got a lot of rec tuesday thrsm he knows he has to keep the intelligence
since the business community went for rrn last tuesday. lots of trouble there for obama. as lloyd blankfein not in the meeting today wrote in "wall street journal" today, the election offers an important opportunity to forge a more productive relationship. sounds hopeful. or obligatory, maybe. the president echoed that tone about 90 minutes ago in the first news conference since winning re-election last week and set out the goal for the week's debt talks. >> there's only one way to solve the challenges and that is together. i have been encouraged to hear republican after republican agree on the need for more revenue from the wealthiest americans as part of our arithmetic if we're serious about reducing the deficit. the most important step we can take right now, we right away say 98% of americans don't see the taxes go up. 97% of small businesses won't see the taxes go up. if we get that in place, we are removing half of the fiscal cliff, half of the danger to our economy is removed by that single step. >> more on that coming up because questions at the press conference turned to t
. >> four years, candidate obama promised to do so very much, but he has fallen so very short. i mean, he -- he promised he'd be a post partisan president, but he's been most partisan, dividing, attacking, blaming, he was going to focus on creating jobs, and instead he focused on creating obamacare that killed jobs. he said he was going to cut the federal deficit in half, but then he doubled it, how is it he's fallen so short of what he's promised, i think in part because he's never led, never worked across the aisle and how the jobs are created in the economy and today he's making new promises, promises he will not be able to keep because he admits he is planning on staying on the same path, the same course that will not lead to a better destination. the same path we're on means 20 trillion dollars in debt the end of a second term that he won't have. it means tripling unemployment. it means stagnant take home pay, depressed home values, a devastated military and by the way unless we change course we may be looking at another recession. so the question of this election comes down to this,
, chris. and thanks to you for tuning in. two big stories tonight. first, president obama takes a tough stand over tacks. he delivered a wake-up call to republicans that he is determined to make the wealthy pay their fair share in tacks. the other big story, director david and after being married for and petraeus and unacceptable both as a husband and as the leader of an organization such as ours. this afternoon, the president graciously accepted my resignation. general petraeus was the most accepted leader of his generation. he's been top commander of both wars in iraq and afghanistan. president obama nominated him as the director of the cia last year. his fall is a major challenge for the president just three days after the election and a shake-up to the security team just as he deals with the attacks in libya, tensions with iran and the end of the war in afghanistan. joining me now is nbc chief foreign correspondent richard engel, jack jacobs, an msnbc policy analyst and carl bernstein, the legendary analyst now a contributor to the daily beast. thank you all for joining me tonight.
declaring barack obama the declared winner in florida. that state finally finished counting all of the votes four days after the election. the win in the sunshine state gives the president a total of 332 electoral votes. governor romney at 206 electoral votes. this gives president obama 51% of the popular vote. mitt romney 48%. good afternoon. i'm craig melvin. you're watching msnbc, the place for politics. let's go straight to nbc news correspondent kerry sanders from miami. the election is finally put to rest. >> folks in florida have been wondering what is going on. the numbers show that the state did tilt to obama. he got 50% of the vote. romney took 49.1% of the vote. clearly, florida remains a battleground state. the question is, why did this take so long? part of the fact is that early voting was cut back by the republican governor rick scott. if you take a look at the newspaper here, this is the tampa bay times headlines. it says, no apology from scott. he went on to say, what i'm trying to do is improve the way government works. i believe in efficiency. i believe every vote has to c
voteed overwhelmingly for president obama. there was a 20-percent gender gap, the largest gender gap that gallop ever recorded. now that we have located 20 women to congress what do we have to deal with? a very public sex scandal. >> general david petraeus resigned citing an extramarital affair. >> jennifer: the country is again 'em broil embroiled in a debate over gender roles power and sex. put on your hat. put on your seat belts. let's take a look at how this story is unfolding as i speak. several months ago fbi agents started investigating harassment allegations against paula broad broadwell, general petraeus' biography and as it turns out, his mistress. they sent messages to this woman, jill kelly who worked as a social liaison at an air force base, and she also knows petraeus. the messages were not threatening but full of cat fight stuff like you parade around the base. you need to take it down a notch. those were the e-mail messages sent from paula broadwell to jill kelly. and jill kelly took those e-mails to the fbi and said i don't know who this person is and i don't want to
. >>> turning to the economy now. with just 52 days to reach a deal, president obama is set to meet with congressional leaders to discuss the so-called fiscal cliff. both the president and house speaker boehner said they are open to compromise, but tax hikes on the rich are a sticking point. >>> number three, the teen girl shot in the head by the taliban for trying to go to school in pakistan is now walking and reading and writing and smiling. this is new video of malali youssufzai. she received international support and thousands of get-well cards. today marks one month since the attack. >>> people who were made homeless by superstorm sandy are finding some relief courtesy of fema. fema has set up a temporary shelter camp in new jersey that looks like a massive tent city. it houses more than 200 people affected by the storm, as well as thousands of utility workers and first responders. thousands of them. but fema officials say sandy evacuees will be moved into better housing this week. >>> number five now, the ceo of the popular southern restaurant chain waffle house has been accus
return to washington today amid a shake-up of the president obama national security team, facing the looming issue of the so-called fiscal cliff. that is where we want to begin today this morning. president obama will meet later on with labor leaders who are insisting that the president not compromise on cuts to medicare and social security. what is your take on this? avoiding this -- avoiding the fiscal cliff? host: remember, you can send us a clear message, post your comments on facebook, or send us an e-mail, journal@c-span.org. courtesy of the newseum, washington, front page of that newspaper and many of the newspapers this morning, including "the washington post," liberal groups prepare for an entitlement fight. this is what zachary goldfarb rights. -- writes. host: there is what president obama said in the past that he might do. we're turning to you outside washington today to get your take on this. can it be part of a grand bargain to avoid a fiscal cliff? bob, your first. caller: i never understood, when you are eligible of age to go on medicare, that that is the simultan
on current.com about john kerry and why president obama should give him the job of secretary of state and not ambassador susan rice. nothing against ambassador susan rice. it is just that john kerry deserves it. he's the chairman of the senate foreign relations committee and oh, by the way again without john kerry saying oh yeah, president obama, barack obama you can do the keynote speech in 2004 when you're only a state senator who's running for senate without that opportunity, there is no obama campaign in 2008. john kerry wants the job. give it to him. got some guy malcolm johnson would calls that 100% idiotic statement. too bad, malcolm. that's how it is. special shout out to the folks on twitter. dab ra and alan -- debra and alan and a couple of others. honesty following us on twitter. >> tweeting at bp show, on this topic, patricia says the media has been reduced to reporting g.o.p. conspiracy theories which is a good point. buckeye kenny saying they're going to try to turn this into something to ruin the presid
obama. that puts 29 electoral votes in the president's column. that gives him a final count of 332 electoral votes. governor romney 206 electoral votes. more on that in a few moments. >>> major news from the nation's highest court today. the justices of the supreme court said they will consider the racially charged issue of whether to scale back the historic voting rights act. more on this now from nbc news justice correspondent pete williams. >> reporter: craig, this is shaping up to be the most important supreme court term in decades for civil rights. the justices are already looking at affirmative action and college admissions. now they've agreed to consider whether to gut the landmark voting rights law. here is the question simply stated. has racial discrimination in the south diminished to the point that a key part of the voting rights act passed 47 years ago is no longer needed to assure access to the ballot box and to give minority candidates a fair shot at getting elected? >> well r-- >> reporter: and renewed four times since then. most recently in 2006, signed by president
flight fees. >>> after his victory last night, president obama and the first family are due back in washington this hour. his long day started with the early-morning victory speech. soon he needs to get back to work with congress to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. keith russell is tracking the president's travel today. keith? >> hey, wendy. president obama and the first family are running a little bit behind schedule. they were supposed to be landing back our way in the next few minutes. but after a late-night celebrating of reelection victory, they just boarded air force one in chicago. 2 million votes separated the president from mitt romney last night. president obama acknowledged there's a lot of hard work ahead. if there's no spending compromise by december 31st, taxes will go up for every american new year's today. he called the top lawmakers from both parties. harry reid said, he's not kicking the can down the road. and says, any solution should include higher taxes on the richest of the rich. at his victory rally this morning, the president told supporters the best is y
of general david petraeus. president obama accepted his resignation as cia director yesterday. petraeus cited an extra marital affair as the reason for stepping down. joining me now is cnn intelligence correspondent suzanne kelly. suzanne, good morning. i know you've had a busy couple of days here. so, how is the intelligence community processing this? have they made any sense of it yet? >> i think it will take days for that, randi, for a couple of reasons. just a shot here in washington. if you had polled the top minds in washington a week ago and asked them about david petraeus, they would be more likely to talk about future career ambitions than what was going on outside his marriage. that was such a stunner yesterday. not only did david petraeus step down as head of the cia, but admitted to doing so in a letter that he wrote to employees at the cia and i think, you know, processing sort of the shock of that is one part of this, but the other part that we're going to really focus on in the coming week is finding out more of those details, particularly the timing of this. if there was an fb
and political breakthrough? then if president obama and john boehner can rise above and get a deal done for the fiscal cliff, there is a lot of money that could be made in stocks. and why shouldn't top military and business leaders maintain an honorable code of conduct? isn't it better to have a moral center? general david petraeus is a great man. but he made, unfortunately, a great mistake. first up, are we on the verge for american oil revolution? according to the international energy agency, the u.s. will overtake saudi arabia as the world's largest oil producer that before the year 2020. but -- don't get your hopes completely up as the epa could block this fantastic market-driven advance. nobody better to talk about it is john hofmeister. john, it is a pleasure to have you here. now, is it credible, first of all the report, we will overtake the saudis? >> report is credible. the iea is smart, good analysts. we have the reserves, no question we have the reserves. in the ground today. number two, we have the technology to get the reserves out of the ground. and number three, we have t
sharpton. "hardball" starts right now. >>> romney says obama bought the election. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start tonight with this. you'd have thought that mitt romney would have stopped this crap. during the campaign he was out there selling it, that president obama was buying black votes by dumping the work requirement for welfare. remember that little sugar plum? it had it all, the accusation that minority voters could be scarfed up with a little chump change. throw them a little something and the votes would come pouring back. here he was yesterday, romney, schmoozing with his donor base about how the whole thing went wrong. it seems the president did a little wholesale purchasing, he said. he bought the minority with health care and bought the students with free student loans. great work there, mitt. you're at it again with your double barrels. one, claims that aren't true, and, two, that old dog whistle of yours. fact. people in the income bracket you mentioned have to kick in to get health care. fact, students still ha
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